ALPHA EPSILON COLONY ALPHA CLASS PROBATE

On November 20, 2011 history was made as Alpha Epsilon Colony was founded at the University of Connecticut, the first colony in the New England region. A formidable group of leaders ready to show how this South-Asian fraternity is exemplified, with Brotherhood, Discipline and Commitment. A semester after becoming brothers the founders hit the ground running looking to build their foundation and future for Alpha Epsilon Colony and Delta Epsilon Psi. During the spring of 2012 the journey began with many starting but only five brothers showing the three pillars, Kazi Shahjahan,  Amanjot Singh,  Juned Kastura,  Jerrin Cherian and Amit Ika.

April 6, 2012 marked another milestone in Alpha Epsilon history by having their first probate at the University of Connecticut. During the exciting performance there was a great turn out with many Intercultural Greek Council members in attendance, showing their love and support not only for Greek life but also to Delta Epsilon Psi. This allowed the colony to showcase its newest member and also fortify our presence at the University of Connecticut. A formidable group of leaders ready to show how this South-Asian fraternity is exemplified, with Brotherhood, Discipline and Commitment. A semester after becoming brothers the founders hit the ground running looking to build their foundation and future for Alpha Epsilon Colony and Delta Epsilon Psi. During the spring of 2012 the journey began with many starting but only five brothers showing the three pillars, Kazi Shahjahan,  Amanjot Singh,  Juned Kastura,  Jerrin Cherian and Amit Ika.

Leading up to the probate was everything but easy. But within a week from becoming brothers, it was time for the probate. At first we were nervous but we were determined to succeed therefore every night we would practice everything that needed to execute for the probate. After the probate was done all of the members of Alpha class were full of joy and smiles all around.

As a line we knew things would not be easy for us from the start. We took nothing for granted, and felt that we earned it, so the probate was an overwhelming and joyous moment for all of us. We were thought many things through our process, but one of the most important things taught to us was to push our boundaries and reach higher and further. Together with the help of each other we kept on marching to achieve more. This was showcased at the probate when the 5 of us stood there with our heads held high and wearing silver and blue like champions. Kazi Shahjahan said it best for all of us: “After everything we have gone through in a short period of time, this was truly a humbling experience. I am proud to be a part of this organization and we are prepared to help lead the way to new the endeavors we encounter.”

In the end when the probate ended all of the IGC members along with family and friends standing in front of us, came up to congratulate us on our accomplishment. We knew very little about one another but on this day we are brothers who made it together. We were full of smiles and most of all pride in what we accomplished. It was a great feeling when so many people welcomed us into the community with open arms and congratulations. To top it off, we were all proud to say I’m a brother of DELTA EPSILON PSI!

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Jerrin Cherian 
Alpha Epsilon Colony